Acumen LLC

Acumen, LLC conducts policy research in support of federal, state, and local health care and social policy programs. We leverage our vast data resources to improve information available to policymakers on topics such as drug and vaccine safety; health insurance markets; value-based purchasing; and health care fraud.

Acumen, LLC, in conjunction with its affiliated firm, The SPHERE Institute, offers policymakers a powerful policy analysis capability, providing specific and impartial advice, as well as context for policy debates.

Our work reflects our belief that policymakers, health care providers, and the public should have the best available information upon which to base their decisions.

Nov 23, 2021  
Our Tech Comm team is looking for a UX researcher to help add UX research to our software application and system services. In this role, you’ll have an opportunity to help shape UX research at our company as well as drive research-based improvements to our software applications and systems. Note that this is an entry-level position. What You’ll Do: Under the direct supervision of our Technical Communications Manager, you’ll: Work with Acumen’s security analysts and system administrators to identify qualitative and quantitative research tools that meet federally mandated security requirements for these tools; Work with various Tech Comm staff to plan both qualitative and quantitative usability studies—spanning contextual interviews, card sorting, tree testing, first-click testing, desirability studies, thinking-aloud studies, and remote usability studies—of Acumen’s software applications and systems; Recruit study participants without using traditional pay-based...
Acumen LLC United States
Nov 11, 2021  
The Service Desk Support Specialist II role is primarily responsible for providing outstanding phone and email support to Acumen’s ever-growing client base.  This position focuses a majority of time undertaking more complex assignments and responding to escalated user phone and email inquiries ensuring satisfactory resolution. Additional responsibilities may include assisting with special internal projects designed to improve the user experience and overall system security. Qualifications Required: Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in technological field or commensurate relevant experience 1-3 years of Service Desk, Help Desk, or Technical Support experience   Position-specific Qualifications: Under general supervision and per established security policies and procedures, the Service Desk Support Specialist II resolves common issues related to user authorization, access management, secure data management, account configuration, and general usage,...
Acumen LLC United States
Nov 11, 2021  
The Service Desk Support Specialist II role is primarily responsible for providing outstanding phone and email support to Acumen’s ever-growing client base.  This position focuses a majority of time undertaking more complex assignments and responding to escalated user phone and email inquiries ensuring satisfactory resolution. Additional responsibilities may include assisting with special internal projects designed to improve the user experience and overall system security. Qualifications Required: Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in technological field or commensurate relevant experience 1-3 years of Service Desk, Help Desk, or Technical Support experience   Position-specific Qualifications: Under general supervision and per established security policies and procedures, the Service Desk Support Specialist II resolves common issues related to user authorization, access management, secure data management, account configuration, and general usage,...
Acumen LLC United States
Oct 22, 2021  
Acumen, LLC, a research and consulting firm in the areas of health and social policy, is seeking a full-time Helpdesk Technician for our Burlingame Office to support the staff of the firm.  This position will offer growth opportunity to expand technical knowledge and skills.   The applicant will be expected to: Provide customer service support via phone and ticketing system Perform password resets, software installation, printer troubleshooting, computer equipment replacement, configuration and troubleshooting of VPN accounts, and escalation of ticket(s) to the appropriate IT staff member as necessary Create new hire accounts, deploy new computers, and troubleshoot basic network connectivity Assist in the maintenance and administration of Avaya Telecom systems Maintain internal documentation Participate in an IT on-call weekly rotation Perform other responsibilities as required IT team members generally work in teams, but may take lead responsibility for major...
Acumen LLC United States
Oct 20, 2021  
As a Statistical Programming intern, you use data to create actionable research. Acumen has access to an immense amount of data, and the role of our research teams is to unlock information from these sources. This internship is a great opportunity for students interested in supporting fact-based decision-making in the national policy arena. Programming will be a major component of your day-to-day responsibilities, but it is only part of a broader set of skills you will learn and employ at Acumen, LLC / The SPHERE Institute. Statistical Programming interns are integrated into a project team and learn about all facets of the research process: Data management techniques for working with large amounts of data Data analysis workflow in a professional setting Methods for researching policy context Application of research methods to answer specific policy questions Verification and validation of results Presentation of methodology and results for non-technical audiences...
Acumen LLC United States
Oct 20, 2021  
As a Statistical Programming intern, you use data to create actionable research. Acumen has access to an immense amount of data, and the role of our research teams is to unlock information from these sources. This internship is a great opportunity for students interested in supporting fact-based decision-making in the national policy arena. Programming will be a major component of your day-to-day responsibilities, but it is only part of a broader set of skills you will learn and employ at Acumen, LLC / The SPHERE Institute. Statistical Programming interns are integrated into a project team and learn about all facets of the research process: Data management techniques for working with large amounts of data Data analysis workflow in a professional setting Methods for researching policy context Application of research methods to answer specific policy questions Verification and validation of results Presentation of methodology and results for non-technical audiences...
Acumen LLC United States
Oct 20, 2021  
Acumen, LLC / The SPHERE Institute provide government agencies with high-quality, impartial research to inform decision-making related to health care policy. We help make sure policymakers, health care providers, and the public have the best available evidence upon which to base their choices. We leverage our unparalleled data access to generate analyses for a wide range of partners involved in the health care system. We work closely with our clients to understand their objectives and figure out how to turn data into actionable information for them. For example, our results are used by: the Department of Justice (DOJ) to pursue investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare system the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to monitor and assess the safety of drugs after they have been released onto the market the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to help local public health authorities prepare for and respond to emergency situations like...
Acumen LLC United States
Oct 20, 2021  
Acumen, LLC / The SPHERE Institute provide government agencies with high-quality, impartial research to inform decision-making related to health care policy. We help make sure policymakers, health care providers, and the public have the best available evidence upon which to base their choices. We leverage our unparalleled data access to generate analyses for a wide range of partners involved in the health care system. We work closely with our clients to understand their objectives and figure out how to turn data into actionable information for them. For example, our results are used by: the Department of Justice (DOJ) to pursue investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicare system the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to monitor and assess the safety of drugs after they have been released onto the market the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to help local public health authorities prepare for and respond to emergency situations like...
Acumen LLC United States
Oct 20, 2021  
As a Writer/Coordinator intern, you serve as a bridge between the data and the broader policy environment. Interns in this role bring in knowledge to guide the analysis (e.g., through a review of the policy literature) and help translate the results into a form that can be used by policymakers (e.g., through a report or presentation). This internship is a great opportunity for students interested in supporting fact-based decision-making in the national policy arena. Researching and writing will be major components of your day-to-day responsibilities, but they are only part of a broader set of skills you will learn and employ at Acumen, LLC / The SPHERE Institute. Writer/Coordinator interns are integrated into a project team and learn about all facets of the research process: Data management techniques for working with large amounts of data Data analysis workflow in a professional setting Methods for researching policy context Application of research methods to answer...
Acumen LLC United States
Oct 20, 2021  
As a Writer/Coordinator intern, you serve as a bridge between the data and the broader policy environment. Interns in this role bring in knowledge to guide the analysis (e.g., through a review of the policy literature) and help translate the results into a form that can be used by policymakers (e.g., through a report or presentation). This internship is a great opportunity for students interested in supporting fact-based decision-making in the national policy arena. Researching and writing will be major components of your day-to-day responsibilities, but they are only part of a broader set of skills you will learn and employ at Acumen, LLC / The SPHERE Institute. Writer/Coordinator interns are integrated into a project team and learn about all facets of the research process: Data management techniques for working with large amounts of data Data analysis workflow in a professional setting Methods for researching policy context Application of research methods to answer...
Acumen LLC United States
Oct 18, 2021  
We are seeking an Information Security Analyst to join AcuSPHERE Data and Information Security (ADIS) Team. Our team strives to keep our networks and users safe from constantly emerging threats.  As a critical part of this team, you will work with business leads, application developers, and system and network engineers to apply security best practices and solutions to protect proprietary information, sensitive healthcare data, and the overall network environment. This position performs several core functions to support and monitor the company’s Information Security Program. As an Information Security Analyst your primary responsibilities will include: Security impact assessments assess tools, applications, systems and infrastructures to ensure compliance with the latest government regulations and security best practices, and that established baselines are maintained, assist with the design and execution of vulnerability assessments on applications,...
Acumen LLC United States
Sep 30, 2021  
The Network/Systems Engineer position provides technical and management expertise to support multiple areas of the technical operating environment.  This position plays a critical role in scaling the group’s network and systems infrastructure to meet the growing needs of Acumen’s projects and clients, and to help ensure that the system’s operating platform, network, and related procedures adhere to the department’s best practices and align with the company’s business goals.  Responsibilities: The primary focus of the Systems Engineer position is to provide technical operational support and knowledge regarding networks and related systems.  Job functions include Supporting and enhancing existing data center infrastructure and automation frameworks Supporting centralized access security and authorization for web apps and APIs, on-premises and in the cloud Supporting virtualization and cloud network operations Competencies : Education and Experience: Bachelor’s...
Acumen LLC United States
Sep 24, 2021  
Position Summary : The Financial and Budget Analyst position supports the Senior Business Analyst in business development, cost proposals, forward pricing of labor and indirect rates, and supporting other issues related to government contracting and finance coordination. Qualifications Required: Education and Experience: Master’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field with at least one year of relevant experience Position-specific Qualifications: Expert level in Microsoft Excel with experience creating and manipulating pivot tables, complex formulas, and data usage Expert in Microsoft Suite, expert level in Word Able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment Able to demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving Courteous and professional in person and on the phone Demonstrated integrity, flexibility, and collaborative approach to...
Acumen LLC United States
Sep 17, 2021  
Position Summary: We are seeking a Security Compliance Analyst to join Acumen's Data and Information Security (ADIS) Team. Our team strives to keep our data, systems and users safe from constantly emerging threats.  As a critical part of this team, you will work with business leads, application developers, and system and network engineers to apply security best practices and solutions to protect proprietary information, sensitive healthcare data, and the overall network environment. This position performs several core functions to support the company’s Information Security Program. As a Security Compliance Analyst your primary responsibilities will include: implementing and maintaining applicable security and privacy regulatory and legal requirements into company’s Information Security Program managing comprehensive documentation demonstrating continuous regulatory compliance effectiveness; conducts assessments and gap analyses of compliance activities to support...
Acumen LLC United States
Sep 17, 2021  
The Lead Front-End Application Developer, under the direction of the AppDev Manager of Development, will lead multiple projects with an agile software development team through front-end requirements, delivering technical application solutions to internal and external clients. As the top front-end resource, this role is responsible for design methodologies, communication and training of best practices, and code review for front-end developers and data visualization experts. Responsibilities Design and develop features to meet customer requirements and business goals Build high quality and highly reliable software to meet the needs of the product owners Write clean, elegant, and reusable code that solves complex problems Participate in design & code review processes Work closely with engineers, DevOps, QA, and Project Managers Be responsible for end-to-end delivery of features and provide support after launch Mentor junior developers Lead the development of...
Acumen LLC United States
Sep 16, 2021  
Position Summary: Acumen, LLC and The SPHERE Institute are seeking a collaborative and strategic professional to serve as Executive Assistant in our Burlingame, CA office.  The Executive Assistant is responsible for exercising independent judgment and considerable initiative to provide a wide range of administrative & managerial support to the COO. The Executive Assistant will be expected to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors.     Responsibilities Provide executive-level support and serve as an internal point of contact to the COO with a high degree of initiative, judgement, and discretion; Develop and maintain a basic knowledge of all major initiatives of the organization; Schedule and manage a complex schedule for the COO and Managing Director, while handling frequent reprioritizations that will often require independent decision-making; Establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships...
Acumen LLC United States
Aug 27, 2021  
Acumen, LLC is a fast paced and rapidly growing Research Company, devoted to answering cutting edge health care policy questions. We are looking for a full-stack software developer who is familiar with Agile Software Development practices, committed to deliver high quality software products, and is able to work with Product Owners, Business Analysts, Software Developers, and QA personnel. Responsibilities: Develop, maintain, and improve internally and externally facing software products to collect, process, and distribute information in support of the operation of large-scale data center and project management activities Collaborate with Product owners and business analysts to transform evolving requirements into working applications Collaborate with peers to deliver high quality software products Work closely with the QA team to develop and implement test plans Qualifications: Strong understanding of Object Oriented Programming foundations Skilled in data...
Acumen LLC United States